Sample Our Music

The following selections are taken from Peacherine’s live concerts and CD recordings.

Listen To That Dixie Band (1915)
One of PRSO’s standard “concert openers”, this up-tempo work was composed by one of the oft-overlooked composers from the ragtime era, George L. Cobb, in 1915. The work was popularized in concert programs across the United States.

Swanee (1918)
The music of George Gershwin is celebrated worldwide, but did you know he got his start at the end of the ragtime era? In 1918 he composed Swanee, which was later picked up by Al Jolson and popularized Gershwin’s name and music.
Pine Apple Rag (1908)
Scott Joplin is heralded as “The King of Ragtime Writers”, and almost every Peacherine program features at least one of his works. Here’s Pine Apple Rag, from 1908, known today as one of the main songs in the soundtrack to the 1974 Academy Award-winning film, THE STING.
The Aba Daba Honeymoon (1914)
America’s popular music started during the ragtime era, and nobody recreates it quite like PRSO and our vocalist William (Bill) Edwards. Here from 1914 is the original orchestration of The Aba Daba Honeymoon.

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Upcoming Events
November 15, 2019 – Salisbury, MD – 7:00 PM

The Mark of Zorro! Silent film program at Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD. For tickets and more information, visit:, call: 410-543-6271 or email:

November 16, 2019 – Silver Spring, MD – 5:00 PM

Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr (1924) and One Week (1920) Silent film program for the American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD. For tickets and more info, visit: or call (301) 495-6700.

November 24, 2019 – Sellersville, PA – 2:00 PM

Masters of Silent Comedy! Silent film program featuring a quintet from the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra for the historic Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Street, Sellersville, PA. For tickets and more info, visit: or call (215) 257-5808.

December 14, 2019 – Batavia, IL – 8:00 PM

Christmas at the Silent Movies! Holiday program for Fermilab’s Arts and Lecture Series. At the Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Building, Kirk Road & Pine Street, Batavia, IL. For tickets and more info, visit: or call 630-840-2787

December 15, 2019 – Stoughton, WI – 3:00 PM

Christmas at the Silent Movies! Holiday program at the Historic Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI. For tickets and more info, visit: or call 608-877-4400.

Peacherine Orchestra Store
Stayin' Alive / Take On Me Vinyl 45 (NEW)!

PRSO's brand new covers of two modern songs in the ragtime style. Comes with digital download code. $10 USD plus shipping.

Jazzin' The Blues Away (NEW)!

Music from the Johnny Maddox Collection (BSW-2251). Includes the Pine Apple Rag, The Aba Daba Honeymoon, music selections by James Scott, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and more! $20 USD

Knockout Drops and That International Rag - 78 RPM Vinyl

PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $20 USD

Step With Pep CD

The Ragtime and Dance Music of Mel B. Kaufman (BSW-2234). PRSO's second CD featuring music by the "King of the One Step." $20 USD.

Elite Syncopations CD

Favorites from the Ragtime Era (BSW-2242). PRSO's third CD featuring a variety of ragtime favorites, including The Entertainer, Alexander's Ragtime Band, and more! $20 USD.